19 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

Here’s what to expect when you are 19 weeks pregnant with twins:

Fetal Development

By 19 weeks in the twin pregnancy each of your twins averages 6″ (15 cm) long from head to rump and has the following measurements:

Head circumference: 6.5″ (165 mm)
Abdominal Circumference: 5.75″ (146 mm)
Femur Bone Length (about from the waist to knee): 1.2″ (30 mm)

Each baby is about the size of a mango.

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What to Expect

Typical weight gain for Mom at this point is between 1 to 1.5 pounds/week (0.5 to 0.7kg).

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Pictures and Video

Here’s an ultrasound video of what you might see at 19 weeks pregnant with twins:

Belly picture at 19 weeks:
19 Weeks Pregnant with Twins Belly

What to Prepare This Week

When Mom is 19 weeks pregnant with twins, it is a great time to continue preparing any older children you have for their siblings’ arrival. There are several children’s books available to help prepare for twins. You definitely want the other kids in the house to be excited about your twins and ready to help as much as they can. Building up anticipation and setting expectations is key.

From Your Fellow Parents at 19 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

Charles A. – “Mom is suffering from back pain, leg cramps and sleepless nights.”

Esco H. – “Her belly is firming up, she’s peeing every hour, and her back is aching. I’m doing everything I can to help.”

Dipuo M. – “Was having something like abdominal pains”

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D. Smith – “My feet started swelling.”

Dad’s Thoughts

By the time Mom reaches 19 weeks pregnant with twins, she should have the “pregnancy glow” about her. Compliment her on how she looks. Tell her she is beautiful and that you love her.

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Still wondering how to prepare for your twins? I cover specific things you should know and prepare for in my Dad’s Guide to Twins book. Learn more about the book here.

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Sources: When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy by Dr. Barbara Luke and Tamara Eberlein and Babycenter’s Average fetal length and weight chart

Further Reading

Dad's Guide to Raising Twins book
Don't forget to pick up a copy of the definitive guide to raising twins. "Dad's Guide to Raising Twins" was written for fathers of twins to help guide you through the first several years with twins. Click here to learn more about the book and get your copy.

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